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Olympics Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

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TORONTO (AP) - Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's opposition party, has died after a second cancer battle. He was 61. The New Democrat party issued a statement Monday morning, just weeks after a gaunt Layton held a news conference to announce he was fighting a second bout of cancer. The party said Layton died peacefully at 4:45 a.m. ET (0945 GMT) today at his Toronto home, surrounded by family and loved ones. Layton was at the height of his political career after the...
Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale died Friday morning at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, hospital spokeswoman Joy McGill said. He learned of a cancerous cyst below his right knee after breaking his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007. His leg was amputated last August. He made several public appearances since, including April 7 at an Oklahoma City...
NEW YORK (AP) - Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," died Friday. He was 92. Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. at his Manhattan home surrounded by family. She said the cause of death was cerebral vascular disease. Adler said, "I have to go now" before breaking down into what sounded like a...
Nodar Kumaritashvili Obituary (AP News)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A men's...

Joe Frazier Obituary (AP News)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Frazier had to throw his...

Luciano Pavarotti Obituary (AP News)

ROME (AP) - Luciano Pavarotti, whose vibrant high...

Don Haskins Obituary (AP News)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – The glow from Don Haskins'...

Dennis Weaver Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dennis Weaver, the slow-witted...

Pat Summitt Obituary (AP News)

Pat Summitt, the legendary former coach of the...

Ronald Hebert Obituary (SUNHERALD)

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4...

Kay Yow Obituary (AP News)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's Kay...

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